3 Men Face Weapons Charges
A disturbance over loud noise in the parking lot of the Cape Verdean Progressive Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, results in East Providence police charges against a neighbor and two men from Taunton.
An East Providence man and two Taunton, Mass., men face weapons charges after an altercation in the parking lot of the Cape Verdean Progressive Center on Grosvenor Avenue Saturday evening, Sept. 29.
Dean R. Jefferson, 41, of 101 Apulia St.; Steven Gravel, 24, of Taunton, and Patrick Penha, 24, of Taunton were charged after a disturbance caused reportedly by loud music being played in the parking lot. Jefferson’s home sits next to the parking lot.
Jefferson allegedly waved a pipe at Gravel and Penha when he confronted them about the noise.
Penha allegedly went to a car in the lot and pulled out a bat.
Gravel allegedly pulled from his pocket a folding knife with a 3 ½-inch blade.
No one was struck, and the incident was quelled quickly by police officers, according to the report.
Jefferson and Penha also face disorderly conduct charges, according to East Providence police.
Gravel also faces a marijuana possession charge after police found 3 grams of the illegal substance on him.